Data Strategist

Ref: ZR_6595_JOB  ·  Posted on 24 November 2021


Our client is currently looking for talented Data Strategists across all experience levels to work alongside a team of Data Analysts, Scientists, Engineers and Geospatial consultants. As a Data Strategist you will sit at the centre of the practice, bringing together your experience across the entire data analytics journey and understanding of an organisation’s strategic drivers. You will work with clients to understand their requirements, design tailored data strategies and implement transformational change enabling organisations to generate value from their data at pace.

You will join an expanding, energetic and diverse team where you will be given the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience, develop your skills and have lots of fun in the process

Key responsibilities
  • Work with senior clients to understand the role of data in their organisation, their analytics maturity and shape the data vision for their business. You will work collaboratively with clients to understand their requirements, design tailored data strategies and implement transformational change enabling organisations to generate value from their data at pace.
  • Translate the data strategy into a realistic and agile implementation roadmap to bring it to life and deliver value, quickly.
  • Shape the programme of work and support the successful delivery of large data & AI programmes together with our data and technology experts.
  • Play a lead role in establishing and developing best practices including internal capability development and promote a data-enabled culture in the client organisation.
  • Participate in external activities related to own specialism such as client engagement, conferences, and research papers.
  • Support the development of team capabilities through training and mentorship of junior staff.
  • Negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Contribute to decision-making that will lead to successful delivery of projects.
  • As this is a client facing role; time and self-management skills are essential.
Skills & experience
  • Generalist expertise across the entire data analytics journey including data strategy, data governance, risk and ethics, architecture, modelling.
  • Specialist expertise in one OR more of the following:
    • Technology implementation including data on cloud (AWS, Azure or GCP).
    • Experience in Data science, AI/machine learning, hyper-automation.
    • Analytics, visualisation, and business intelligence tools.
    • Experience in data modelling of any type: conceptual, logical, dimensional or physical.
    • Experience of databases, data warehousing and ETL.
    • Experience and understanding of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
    • Experience in delivering data, analytics and AI/ ML strategies.
  • Ability to assess and create an operating model for data, including organisational structure, the skill sets of employees and the culture of the organisation.
  • Business Analysis skills and experience such as requirements definition, business process mapping, information gathering, and specification development.
  • Ability to communicate and present insights from a business-centric perspective to tell a story.
  • Experience working in an agile project environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Client-facing internal or external consultancy experience.
  • Experience in technology-centric change projects.
  • Ability to manage and develop others.
  • Ability to identify and develop business development opportunities including contributing to bids.
  • Experience in implementing maturity assessments.
  • Experience in Transport, Defence, Government, Security and Intelligence or similar sectors.
  • Microsoft certification.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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